Against the ropes, absorbing numerous body shots and blows, still standing, coherently aware of my surroundings. There is no referee in sight and my alleged opponent that should be standing before me is a fallacy to the nth degree. I refuse to rest on the canvas, not in fear of not being able to rise again, but because of the abundance of knowledge that the canvas is not where I rightfully belong. I will not rest where I do not belong, thus making it a place of residence, either temporary or permanent. I am Victorious in Christ Jesus! I claimed that Name and the body shots and blows came in ferocious fashion, aiming to decapitate my existence. However, I refuse to keep the company of the canvas, for it is beneath me, my feet, both literally and figuratively. I will not rest where I do not belong! I cannot quit the fight and I adamantly refuse to throw in the towel. The weapons formed, however, they did not prosper. Thanks be to God! My training camp consisted of actual combat in the form of on the job training. I have been beaten up, innocently punished and left for dead. However, I am coherent, aware, battle tested and prepared. I count it ALL Joy! I am “Not Defeated!” “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” James 1:2-4 NLT Heavenly Father King Jesus Christ Holy Spirit Smile And Love Always All The Best, All The Time And Still, Exactly Who God Says I Am Corey A. Ford
"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also."
Unchallenged Faith does not know what it is truly made of. The mind can and will have you believe that Faith is just a 5 letter word with no weight behind it. However, Faith is worth it’s weight in gold, with a value that will not decrease, so long as you continue to adequately invest in it, without ever withdrawing or unplugging from the Source. It is through those challenges that we come to the understanding that Unchallenged Faith is just that, unchallenged and without its proper and due respect should it go and remain unchallenged. Let your Faith speak to the adversity that challenges your Faith, knowing that adversity is in a fixed fight and knows the might in which your Faith is connected to and invested by. The exercise of Faith is not one in futility or for naught. Adversity and challenges have been brought to you in order to strengthen you by way of your Faith, irrespective of the presence of adversity or challenges. The expiration date of adversity and challenges coincides with the freshness of your Faith. Fresh Faith never expires in it’s constant state of renewing replenishment. God allows adversity and challenges to come our way for many different reasons. If breath still flows through our lungs, the Purpose of these lessons will be both revealed and utilized to the full extent of their capability with absolute certainty, minus the vulnerability that would have you believe that Faith is just that 5 letter word. It’s weight in gold is non-negotiable and the value does not rescind its initial offering, ever. Prepare yourself to pass the test of Faith with flying colors. Focus not on your challenges or the adversity. They have a Purpose and that Purpose has everything to do with revealing just how strong you are when you cling to nothing but your Faith. That is the place where you will encounter The Lord and experience His Presence like never before. Today’s test is tomorrow’s Testimony! Faith...worth it’s weight in gold! Heavenly Father King Jesus Christ Holy Spirit Smile And Love Always All The Best, All The Time And Still Exactly Who God Says I Am Corey A. Ford
In a world that is constantly yearning for direction, I know in my Heart of Hearts, that Love is the only way. Love is the only solution for any and all problems that befall us, attempt to confuse us, having us believe that Love is a nanoscopic figment of an illogical imagination, with no sense of creativity. I strongly beg to differ as I reflect, on a daily basis, the obedience to death that was performed on The Cross, first demonstrating the Power of Love. To die and be Resurrected again, defeating death a thousand times over, in the face of every adversity thrust in the path, trying to confuse the Purpose at hand, which wound up with "Nails in His Feet and His Hands," to do as the Will of the Heavenly Father wrote it to be. No greater Love could ever be demonstrated, yet the world finds itself requiring more in the name of love, the same type of love, that knows not the origins of the true meaning of Love. Jesus Christ qualified and quantified His Love for me and that shall always be sufficient. I require not, since He Qualified Love. I require not, since He Quantified Love. I Love, because He first Loved. My only Role Model for how to Love in a world that knows not the only meaning of true Love. In a world that is constantly yearning for direction, I know in my Heart of Hearts, that Love is the only way. In the Mighty Name of Jesus, I Pray. Amen! Smile And Love Always!!! Heavenly Father King Jesus Christ Holy Spirit Smile And Love Always All The Best, All The Time And Still ExactlyWho God Says I Am Corey A. Ford
When you “Walk In Love” you might be inclined to listen out for familiar footsteps before coming to the conclusion that no such familiarity exists. It is not that they do not exist at all, it just might be the season or chapter that you are currently in where they cannot be heard. I have come to discover that it is vitally important to find what you are seeking and looking for within yourself first, before you begin to seek and find it elsewhere, outside of you. This will come into heavy play when you find yourself by yourself and your mind will have you believing that you are alone, undesirable, not friendly enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not attractive enough, not funny enough, not this, not that, and the list goes on and on, should you allow it to. During this season, God is grooming you to be reliant upon the only consistency this world will ever come to know, Him. We cannot seek out permanency within a temporal world and then turn around and wonder why the temporary did not translate into something permanent, when permanency cannot be derived from anything that is temporal. What lasts for all eternity is the brilliancy of The Lord, irrespective of the season or chapter of Life that we find ourselves in. When we come to a better understanding of what it means to Love and to be Loved from God to us and us back unto God, we can then begin to appreciate where we are and what we are doing while we are there, for however long God has us there, doing His thing, whilst grooming us for who He needs for us to be. I have made the Holy Spirit Conscious Decision to continue to excel in Excellence and be the absolute best version of Corey, exactly right where I am. Becoming what you want takes time, acknowledgment, preparation and submission in order for that to come to fruition. The need to get into agreement with God and align yourself with His Plan for your Life is as paramount as breathing. We cannot survive if we cannot breathe. We cannot become if we are looking for all things permanent in a temporal place, that has not the knowledge of what it means to be permanent. I would not want my lawyer to operate on me in an operating room and I surely would not like for my doctor to represent me in a court of law. So, stop searching for anything permanent in a temporary space. And do not expect anything temporary to adequately represent the permanency that you seek. Continue to “Walk In Love.” The first set of footsteps that you will hear, will be those of your own. Smile And Love Always!!! Heavenly Father King Jesus Christ Holy Spirit Smile And Love Always All The Best, All The Time And Still Exactly Who God Says I Am Corey A. Ford
Oft times the struggle to hold onto and maintain one's Faith can seemingly be an overwhelming task. Red Flag! That is a crystal clear indication that the focus is on the problem and not the solution that is Jesus Christ. The struggles already have a solution affixed to them. The visibility in the solution is not something that can be multi-tasked, simultaneously looking at the problem, while trying to focus on the solution. God is a jealous God and does not share in “His” Glory. The Glory that is God does not compromise its standing in the world that He first breathed Life into. In other words, there is no Life in our struggles, unless we first breathe said life into them. We have not the authority to breathe Life into anything. Rather, we should be focused squarely on the Lord and the “Breath of Life” that He has not only Promised to us, but delivered in His actions. Faith without works is dead (James 2:17). If God has not breathed Life into it, birth can only be attributed to the breath that we subconsciously breathe into our very own struggles, trying to bring them into existence. And we do not have the authority in which to do so. There is Life and death in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21) and the words that emanate from our lips should be tasted before they return the same bitterness back unto us. Bitter words speak life into defeat. We are only defeated by our own thoughts and subsequent actions. Rather, speak abundant Life into yourself and for yourself. Focus on the solution, thus becoming solution-oriented, not making a direct path in the direction of defeat. Your words of Faith demonstrate your actions and support the Word of God as stated in the second chapter of James. Faith without works is dead. Revive your Faith with the follow-up actions of Belief, living a Life of Victory. Speak defeat and you will be defeated! Speak abundance and you will live an abundant Life, lacking nothing. Talking to God and not your struggles will make way for the impartation of the affixed solution that could not be seen due to our focus on the wrong thing. With the right focus, we arrive at the only solution. Give your struggles to God and struggle no more. What you do and how you do it will always reveal “Your Level Of Faith.” Focused on The Lord! Smile And Love Always!!! Heavenly Father King Jesus Christ Holy Spirit Smile And Love Always All The Best, All The Time And Still Exactly Who God Says I am Corey A. Ford
Everything that comes your way, is not here to stay. The difficulties, challenges, obstacles and even resistance are meant to mold you into the Purpose that God has for you. The season that you find yourself in has a direct correlation to the Growth that is needed in order to promote you from within. Within the alignment of God’s Master Plan for your Life. We are required to have the necessary skill set in order to be proficient in what God would have us to do. There is no difference in having the right skill set when applying for a job. Your resume gets you in the door and your ability to perform, keeps you there. Reciprocally, the way in which we live and lead our lives represents the skill set that is needed in order to adequately and properly represent the Kingdom of God. Being a novice is akin to living Life without God’s Magnificent Presence. However, when we become versed in and “Stay In Faith,” this allows for our Heavenly Father to promote us within His Plan and we can then begin to realize that our plans were entirely too small for Him to even consider. Hence the reason why the difficulties, challenges, obstacles and even resistance come our way. However, everything that comes your way, is not here to stay. We should however, “Stay In Faith.” Smile And Love Always! Heavenly Father King Jesus Christ Holy Spirit Smile And Love Always All The Best, All The Time And Still Exactly Who God Says I Am Corey A. Ford
That shimmering cloud of Joy that surrounds the physical presence of Believers is the undeniable Presence of The Lord. The attraction is beyond what the logical mind can comprehend and extends beyond the limitations of human eyesight. People become drawn to what they think is you. However, they are actually drawn to the Greatness of The Lord that resides within you. The unmistakable reality of the Presence of God Almighty resides in the fact that even unBelievers are drawn to the light that illuminates from within you. God has a way of showing up in ways where His Presence cannot be denied, irrespective of where your belief system resides. UnBelievers generally do not believe because they have no scientific proof of the Presence of God, until God does what only God can do and show up in the presence of you. They won’t believe it otherwise and oft times mistake their attraction of and for you, as something other than what it actually is. It’s all God! “Glowing With God’s Glory” is His way and demonstration of shining a light so brightly for the world to see, so that the undeniability factor is itself denied to everything else, except Belief. The transformation of the mind to accept the Glory of God is another task at hand. However, the seed has been planted. Moving forward in the light of Jesus Christ, in a constant state of Kingdom Representation, allows the growth of the seed to one day take root and start branching off in the former areas of unBelief to a state of disBelief, with the ultimate and inevitable goal of becoming a Believer in Jesus Christ. To God Be the Amazing Glory! May we Grow to Love Glowing in His Glory with the same Resurrection Power that did not conclude His story. Keep “Glowing With God’s Glory!” Smile And Love Always!